Area Manager - Coating-1803519 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Area Manager - Coating – CCE Huntsville 1803519 – Huntsville, AL
Where the Chemistry Happens
We are looking for a professional like you who will be responsible for the leadership, management, quality, safety, strategy, and production efficiency of the LD Coating department of the Huntsville site. LD Coating is a Production department that produces automotive catalysts, primarily for the US light duty market. The team consists of five Engineers, four Shift Supervisors and more than 150 hourly staff across a four-shift 24/7 operation.
In this role, you will effectively lead the Coating Department through an operational excellence journey and tactical plans that deliver the best products to our customers and profitability to the company. In addition, you will provide strong EHS leadership to your direct team, as well as the Huntsville site overall. You will also provide peer leadership that coordinates support to keep the Production lines running safely and efficiently.
Formula for Success
Leveraging your educational background in Business, Science or Engineering, as well as your professional experience in a manufacturing environment, you will establish strategic goals, objectives, and operational budgets for the production team that ensure continuous improvement.
Your experience with continuous improvement methodologies such as LEAN Manufacturing and Six Sigma will be a plus as you will champion new ideas to foster timeliness of product manufacturing to meet order demand, product quality, and cost constraints.
Your dedication to EHS Excellence will show as you champion risk exposure reduction activities and setting zero injury and zero loss of containment mindsets.
As a trusted people leader, you will build a high-performance team by role modelling, coaching, and developing personnel that exemplify the culture and behaviors aspired to by BASF and the Huntsville site. This includes identifying training needs of the production team, and leveraging Learning and Development resources within the organization to provide necessary training opportunities.
Successfully engaging across the site, you will create and sustain strong relationships with all levels from senior management to the shop floor. You will identify synergies and best practices to enable the strong performance of the Coatings department.
Leading by example, you will promote and role model responsible risk-taking, personal development, customer focus, and continuous improvement cultures.
Driving strategic decisions for the business, you will monitor/control variable and fixed cost spending budget and capital spending as well as manage capacity for LD Coating.
Leadership Core Responsibilities
Coach, mentor and develop team members to reach their full potential
Set high standards as well as motivate and challenge to drive performance
Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externall
Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity
Execute performance and career development discussions
Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy
Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.